Sunday, July 30, 2006

21st Century Compliance

We have recently acquired digital cable. No longer do we need TV Guide or the listings from the newspaper. Just press a button on the remote and the guide appears onscreen. It saves $2 a week and (very slightly) reduces the amount of paper in our recycling. Yay! ;-)

Seriously though, it's much nicer to have an onscreen guide than to flip through pages of less than reliable information. Watching shows from different time zones is nice, however, i'm not sure if the few extra specialty channels we're getting are being viewed much. It's early, with time they will become as familiar as Friends re-runs.

I suppose this is just one more way of becoming compliant with the 21st Century. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. When i was younger i would have been resistant just for the sake of it. Now i'm not so sure if living without mod-cons is unnecessary self-denial or a noble rejection of imposed contrivances. What do you think?

Monday, July 24, 2006

Nothing to say

Okay, this blogging thing seemed like a good idea at the time i signed up. But i just don't have that much to say/write. Really. In the course of the day i don't have much to say (hey that rhymed!) What witty observance am i going to have at night?, when i'm kind of tired. Maybe i need a gimmick. Maybe i need a theme. Maybe this is a lesson in "planning ahead".

Anyway..........................................I have a cat. (hee hee, inside joke) He's slightly overweight. He's orange stripes and white paws. His name is Lucky. He was found on the highway*, outside the entrance to a cement plant. He is lucky. Okay this sucks. I have no words of wisdom. I have no great hobby to chronicle. I'm just an average white suburbanite slob. Maybe my gimmick is intermittence. Maybe not.

Maybe i need something to complain about. Maybe not. Maybe it's good that i don't let too many things bother me. Maybe i should list a bunch of random things so my blog shows up in more searches. Hmmmm. Maybe not.

*two lanes, yellow line, gravel shoulders.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hot Hot Hot!

"It's hot, it's damn hot. What were you, born on the sun?"

It is hot. I'll try to avoid cliches. I was only slightly cooler away from the BBQ than standing in front of it. There was no noticeable difference between the AC exhaust and the prevailing breeze. It's hot.

I used to like it hot, what the hell was wrong with me? Oh wait, that's right: it was the only time i was free from the pain of arthritis and my other inflammations. It wasn't so much that i liked the hot, i didn't like it cold. Especially air conditioned cold. I think i stopped liking hot weather once i started working. Working outside. In long sleeves and jeans. While i could stay in the heat for whatever amount of time i wanted and wear whatever i wanted i enjoyed hot weather. Once i had to labour in the heat it wasn't as enjoyable. Now i just like it when i don't need a coat. Y'know it's called spring. "Do i need a coat?" hee hee hee.

Nigiri vs Makki II

We went back for sushi. All you can eat sushi. We brought reinforcements. Salad, soup, tempura, 190 something pieces split between five people. (Mostly eaten be three of us though). I can't remember the last time i felt that full. (Today just before lunch i was so hungry i felt nauseous). For the first time ever our friend the bottomless pit said he was full, couldn't eat another bite. Amazing.

Service could have been quicker, however. The rice had expanded by the time round two arrived. Also, there was noticeably more wasabi for round two. Last week they tried rice. This week they tried wasabi. What'll it be next time!? We'll be ready. Perhaps we'll need to order alcohol to increase our appetites. Perhaps not.

It's hot.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Air Conditioning vs Open Windows

I woke up with dry eyes and a dry throat. I think this is symptomatic of having the AC running all night. I'm not sure, however, if this is better or worse than being restless all night because of the heat and humidity. I suppose decent sleep and dehydration is better than poor sleep and sweat that can't evaporate. Oh well, whatta you do?

I hear the washing machine beeping and must now go.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Nigiri vs Makki

Last night, all you can eat. Should have stuck to nigiri. All makki rolled like California roll, with extra rice! Barely eat enough to be worth it. We know for next time though. Ha ha, suckers!

Tonight, too much garlic in dinner. :-( Nuff said.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Noone, nothing nowhere

i only did this so i could post a comment about was. ya, ya i'm lame